Watch: Santa Claus is gay and falls in love in beautiful Christmas ad


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A beautiful Christmas ad by Norway’s national postal service Posten showing Santa Claus in a gay relationship has gone viral.

Titled When Harry met Santa, the gay love story marks Norway’s upcoming ​50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

In the cinematic four minute ad, a man named Harry waits all year just to spend one night with the man he loves: Father Christmas.

It starts with Harry’s first encounter, who’s caught off-guard delivering presents in Harry’s home late at night.

Each year after that, the pair exchange small gifts and interactions that grow with affection.

But Harry is desperate to see the man he loves again. One year, he writes to Santa to say, “Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is you.”

That Christmas, Harry dresses up and is waiting for Santa to arrive down his chimney when the doorbell rings.

Confused, the man answers it and a postal worker greets him, handing him a stack of wrapped gifts.

Harry walks back into the living room looking dejected, only to see Santa standing in his living room to surprise him.

“Well, I arranged some help this year so I can be with you,” he said.

The pair get closer to one another and share their first kiss.

Then the ad concludes, “In 2022, Norway marks 50 years of being able to love whoever we want.”

Beautiful gay Santa Claus ad from Norway goes viral

Norway decriminalised homosexuality in 1972.

The beautiful Christmas ad has gone viral online this week. The English subtitled version alone has received hundreds of thousands of views.

Posten’s Marketing director Monica Solberg told Kampagne the Christmas ads are an annual tradition for the service.

She explained after the darkness of the pandemic, “perhaps what we need this year is a warm and heartfelt love story?”

“A celebration of the fact that we can love whomever we want in Norway, despite everything bad happening around the world,” she said.

“The right to love whoever you want is a fundamental human right. Free democratic societies don’t consider it a political issue in 2021.

“Norway Post has connected people for 375 years, and will continue to do so regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.”

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